10 Geeky Lists That Will Suck You in and Destroy Your Productivity

You're about to fall into the Internet's most dangerous trap. No, not malware — lists. The Internet is crammed with information, organized into handy lists, which will devour your brain. Here are the 10 most addictive and time-wasting lists for geeks online. » 11/20/13 10:25am 11/20/13 10:25am

Thomas Edison's lengthy to-do list called for phonographic clocks and…

Thomas Edison may not be everyone's favorite inventor, but it's hard to argue that he wasn't always working, trying to figure out what the next engineering innovations would be. These excerpts from a 1888 to-do list offer some insight into Edison's ideas for the next big thing. » 6/03/12 10:15am 6/03/12 10:15am

Heads up, New Yorker! Here's a "writers under 40" list that includes SF…

Many of us were left scratching our heads when the New Yorker's list of 20 great writers under 40 included no genre authors whatsoever. Now Britain's Telegraph newspaper has come up with its own list — that includes science fiction. » 6/18/10 3:03pm 6/18/10 3:03pm

80 Of The Scariest Characters On Film

Which character in the genre world really gives you the chills? What slathering monster are you most afraid of? We compiled a list of the 80 scariest movie characters we could think of. Meet terror personified, below. » 10/30/09 12:00pm 10/30/09 12:00pm

One Author's List Of Quite Possibly Essential Science Fiction Includes…

Vinconium and Light author M. John Harrison posted a list of "some interesting science fiction" that's been causing lots of discussion — it's not framed as a list of essential SF reading, or the greatest SF books of all time, just books that "turned [Harrison] on when he read them." And yet, it looks like a pretty… » 5/14/09 4:00pm 5/14/09 4:00pm

Worst Comic Book Spring Vacation Spots

Giving a nod to spring breakers, Topless Robot has rounded up the top 10 worst comic book locations to visit. I'm going to have to agree that New York in comic books is about as bad as Cancun or Acapulco during Spring Break season, but at least NYC villains won't throw up on your shoes after downing a bunch of jello… » 3/16/09 12:45pm 3/16/09 12:45pm